I know we’re already a week in to 2014, but I wanted to do a recap of my running in 2013 (it’s fun for me to look back!). I ran 941.8 miles in 2013. 701 miles were during pregnancy. Remember when I was overdue and still running? Kim had jokingly told me that Kate was waiting until I hit 700 miles to be born. Turns out, she was right! On Friday, November 15 I hit 700 miles. On Sunday, November 17 I tried to run again, but quit after a mile because it was really really uncomfortable (probably because Kate was really really low in my pelvis). I went in to labor that evening and delivered Kate the next morning!
And just in case you wondered what running at 41 weeks pregnant looks like:
I ran one half marathon, in Wisconsin, at 13 weeks pregnant. It was a lot of fun and I felt really good during the race. I came in 2:13:02, just a minute shy of my pregnancy half marathon PR. I also did a lot of trail 5ks throughout the summer, including a few where it was 98 and 99 degrees!
So now that we’re in 2014 and I’ve just started running again, it’s fair enough to talk about some goals and races plans for this year. Initially I was planning on doing a spring marathon and a fall marathon, but right now I’m thinking I’ll scrap the spring marathon because I don’t want to jeopardize my milk supply by jumping right in to intense training. Dave and I are planning on running the Crossroad half marathon in Lowell, Indiana on April 27. Interested in running it? We bought our entries using this GroupOn offer! I’m also considering the Holy Half marathon at Notre Dame University in April and the Women’s Half marathon in June in Indianapolis (hopefully both with friends). During the summer I’ll run the trail 5ks here in town when I can. And then if all goes well, I’m hoping to run the Presque Isle marathon in September. This is my favorite marathon (I’ve ran it twice before) and I’d love to run it again. It’s flat, gorgeous, decently priced, well managed, and near my sister’s house!
For now I’m logging 2 miles at a time, although I think I’ll bump up to 3 soon. So far I’ve been able to keep a decent pace and not feel sore or out of breath, so that’s awesome! It feels so good to run again!
How did running (or exercise) in 2013 go for you? What goals do you have for 2014?